Nelia - posted on 06/19/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 3,5 year old daughter lives with me 70%. Father pays child support equals to 80£ per month. I pay for the daycare fee at 70£ per month. Recently the child incurred a ralatively big medical bill of 150£. I asked the father to pay half. He refused, saying by paying the 80£ child support, he's done his share. All should be on me.
I am single mom. The father has remarried with a new child. I live in an apartment. They live in a villa. I, by no means, envy any single thing of them. I just think it is fair the father pays half of his extra costs. 80£ for me, covers only the child's daily necessicity. I tried to talk to the father with no result. Recently, the child needs an extra infill of medicine while under his care. He text me asking if I will pay him for filling up his medicine, otherwise, he will send the child back to me later to renew his medicine intake. I am speechless and angry (that my child becomes the victim).
I worry also as the child grows, she will have expenses like taking driving lessons, having glasses, telephone bills, winter clothes, all costs way more than 80£, not to mention her free time interest activity costs. Why should I cover all this while the father, living in a gigantic house, pays me 80£ only? He does have her like 10 days per month at his place. The rest of the time she lives with me, goes to daycare here.
Any thoughts how I can get him to pay more child support? Going to the court is maybe one way but the cost of lawyer could weight way higher than the money I could get from the father?